Alexandra David-Néel (born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David; 24 October 1868 – 8 September 1969) was a Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet, when it was forbidden to foreigners.
Alexandra David-Néel in Tibet, 1933
Born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David
24 October 1868
Saint-Mandé, French Empire
Died 8 September 1969 (aged 100)
Nationality Belgian and French
Known for Writing on Tibet